BTS’s “IDOL” MV had the biggest 24-hour debut in YouTube history!
For those who have been living under a rock, BTS recently made their comeback on August 24 with their repackaged album ‘Love Yourself: Answer’, and the title Track “IDOL” was released at 6 P.M KST that same day on YouTube.
Billboard recently confirmed with a YouTube spokesperson that the “IDOL” music video “earned more than 45 million views in its first 24 hours.” This breaks the record previously held by Taylor Swift with her song “Look What You Made Me Do” which gained 43.2 million views within the 24 hours of it’s release!
BTS also broke their own record beating their the most 24 hour views for their song “Fake Love” which gained 35.9 million views in the 24 hours of it’s release.
Although ARMY were convinced that the clip had beaten Taylor Swifts record, there were concerns over how YouTube calculated their views, as many fans noticed that the “IDOL” MV had been frozen for a couple of hours during the weekend. Originally only showing that the music video had 56.2 million views in the first 24 hours. Fan’s then took to the YouTube website where they found a statement form them saying “To verify that views are real and accurate, YouTube may temporarily slow down, freeze, or adjust the view count, as well as discard low-quality playbacks.”
“IDOL” is now currently sitting at 88,360,198 views as of it’s release. BTS is now currently touring with their “Love Yourself” world tour, which they will use to promote their new song “IDOL” while performing around the world at sold-out shows, including their first ever solo stadium concert in the United States.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BTS!!!!!